Do you have an exemplary Catholic Scout in your unit who is at least 14 years old and who has served at the unit, parish, and Archdiocesan Catholic Committee level? If so, he may be eligible for the Bishop Morkovsky Award.
Do you have an adult (nominees MUST be 21 years of age or older) Scouter in your unit who consistently promotes the Religious Emblems program and other Catholic Scouting activities, or who has performed similarly meritorious service at the unit/parish/archdiocesan level? If he/she has been involved in Catholic Scouting for at least three years, consider nominating him/her for the Scroll of Honor.
Has this Scouter actively contributed to Catholic Scouting for at least five years? If so, he/she may be eligible for the Bronze Pelican Award.
Or perhaps this Scouter has shown sustained dedication to Catholic Scouting for seven years or more... if so he/she may be eligible to receive the St. George Award (scroll to the bottom of that page for a link to the nomination form).
While you're at it, don't forget to apply for any unit awards your unit may be eligible for... such as the Pope Paul VI Unit Award or the Bishop's Trophy!
All nominations for the Bishop Morkovsky Award, Scroll of Honor, Bronze Pelican Award, and St. George Award should be addressed to: Bernard Groce, 15719 Castorglen Dr, Webster, TX 77598-2536
All nominations for the Pope Paul VI Unit Award, and the Bishop's Trophy should be addressed to:
Lay Apostolate Formation (recommended for all Scouters and the first step toward qualifying to become a counselor for the Catholic religious emblems) will be held on the following dates (click here to pre-register):
The Lay Apostolate Formation committee is asking each Catholic chartered unit to host a Lay Apostolate Formation retreat for all adults in the unit, as well as all adults in the home parish. Contact Bruce Davis for more information.
Participants need to bring the following (available from the Scout Shop). Contact Nick Lopez for more information.
|ACCS News||October 12, 2018|
John Sherman, a past chairman of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese Catholic Committee, passed away quietly and unexpectedly, at home on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. A visitation will be held in his honor on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. inside the Chapel of American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston Texas 77038. The Celebration of Life service will take place on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., after which he will be escorted to be laid to rest with honors at the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston Texas 77038.
John devoted many years to Scouting and, in particular, to Catholic Scouting in the Galveston-Houston archdiocese. John never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by many. Please keep John and his family in your prayers. It is Scouters such as he who have brought Catholic Scouting to so many youth over the years.
If this is your first time visiting this site, we would like to welcome you.
Many know that Lord Robert Baden-Powell made St. George the Patron Saint of the Scouting Movement, and that the St. George emblem is awarded by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (acting through local dioceses) to adult Scouters who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through Scouting. If you've ever wondered why Baden-Powell made St. George the Patron Saint of Scouting, find out here and/or here!
If your parish or unit is looking for a special way to recognize Scouts who have completed all four Catholic religious emblems (Light of Christ, Parvuli Dei, Ad Altare Dei, and Pope Pius XII), two options are now available! The Archdiocese of Los Angeles offers the Chi Rho patch and the Diocese of Colorado Springs offers the Pillars of Faith - Duty to God pin (for which the Diocese of Nashville offers customizable card template and certificate template documents).
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting has established the Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Distinguished Scout Scholarship to be awarded to three outstanding Catholic high school seniors who are Scouts in a BSA program and continuing their education in college. For more information, click here.
Did you know... there has been an active Catholic Scouting forum (for the discussion of programs and issues relating to the Church in Scouting and Scouting in the Church) since November 2003? Do you participate? If not, click here for more information - and to subscribe!
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting has instituted the Good Turn Service Project to recognize Catholic-chartered units for their service to the charter organization. Any Boy Scouts of America unit chartered by a Catholic organization (church, Knights of Columbus, CYO, etc.) may participate in the program.
If you have not seen it, read the USCCB publication Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry. The framework includes Scouting as Catholic Youth Ministry. Helpful when working with Youth Ministers who do not see Scouting as Youth Ministry!
Frank Parater, one of the first Eagle Scouts in Virginia (1915) may become the first Scout to be canonized. Pray for his cause! You can read more here.
Certificates from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting recognizing Catholic Scouts who have attained the rank of Eagle Scout are available for $3. Contact Melvin Hart for details, or fill out an online certificate request form.
Check out the updated page of BSA units chartered to Catholic organizations in the Archdiocese. Well over 170 units are now listed!
Also check out the Pope Paul VI Unit Award page for a brief history of this award (and contact the webmaster if you have anything to add).
Finally, check out the pages of St. George Emblem recipients and Bronze Pelican Emblem recipients! Note: We would like to similarly recognize all our Scroll of Honor recipients and Bishop Morkovsky Award recipients. If you are (or know) a recipient of this award, please contact the webmaster and let him know when you received your award!
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